The Federal

Celebrating 15 Years In Durham’s Historic Brightleaf District

The Federal first opened in March of 2004, after three guys got together and saw a need for a solid neighborhood bar that celebrated Durham. But not just any neighborhood bar, one that served simple but fantastic food, that would exceed expectations. And with this good food came good beer – 14 micros from around the country and a solid bottle selection.

11/23 Dinner



Fried Artichokes

Caramelized Red Onions, Garlic-Parsley,

Basil-Oregano Vinaigrette $6



Duck, Chicken Liver & Shiitake Pâté

Stone Brothers Sweet Vidalia Relish, House Raspberry Mint Jam,

French Mustards, Pickled Okra, Capers, Crostini $12



Beet Salad

 Roasted Beets, Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, Red Onion, Roasted Walnuts,

Goat Cheese, Arugula, Champagne Dijon Vinaigrette $12



Sweet Potato Sandwich

Roasted Sweet Potatoes, House Maple Cured Bacon, Spinach,

Tomato, Red Onion, Swiss, Roasted Red Pepper Aioli on Sourdough

Served with Fries or Salad $12



Fried Chicken Sandwich

Hickory Smoked Bacon, Romaine, Tomato,

 Red Onion, Swiss, House BBQ Sauce

Served with Fries or Salad $13



Shrimp & Grits

Adobo-Lime Marinated Shrimp, SC White Grits, Burch Farm Dino Kale,

Roasted Red Peppers, Maitake, Mizuna, Shrimp n’ Bacon Gravy $14